Archive - 2003 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 22, 2003 - 13:45
Journalista! linked to another article of this "online magazine of the visual narrative" but this article, "Too much is too much. The never innocent laughter of the Comics" is the only one I found somewhat thought provoking. On the other hand I may simply have too much of a short attention span for most of this site.
Here's the abstract for the article:
The article points out that most of the common theories on comics underestimate this medium. Understanding comics as a medium with a lack of whatever necessarily 'forgets' that comics are too much before they are lacking of something. Discussing an early sunday page of the Yellow Kid the essay shows in a condensed way the possibility of an aesthetics of comics that enjoy what is too much for most of the critiques and defenders of comics.
Submitted by johnbarber on October 22, 2003 - 12:03
A discussion between filmmaker Sebastien Dumesnel (director of the upcoming Adventures into Digital Comics) and John Barber (of JohnBarberComics.com and ModernTaleâ€™s Vicious Souvenirs fame) is online at TopTwoThreeFilms.com.
Barber opines about mainstream comics, both online and in print, and discusses if itâ€™s even possible to not read comics, which he doesnâ€™t think it is. Barber's comics are to be among those featured in Dumesnelâ€™s forthcoming film on the impact computers have made on comics.
Submitted by Shepherd on October 22, 2003 - 11:40
Fright Night 2003 starts with a bang today, presenting the first of 25 scarifyin' submissions to the first-ever official Comixpedia-sponsored event! Thrill to the worrisome work of Edward J. Grug III and Jesse Clark! And keep coming back daily for more submission URLs, right up to the apex of horror: HALLOWE'EN ITSELF, when we present our seven winners!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 21, 2003 - 14:11
The Grand Hour Webcomic Round-up now promises to publish on a "not-drunk" schedule. Drunk or sober, this continues to be a fun read -- this week's installment noodles around journal comics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 21, 2003 - 13:25
Ninth Art investigates the soft and fuzzy world of furry-dom. Webcomicland has provided a peaceful preserve for a number of "furry" comics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 21, 2003 - 11:57
Modern Tales has set up a page offering a syndication service that allows webmasters to place a Modern Tales webcomic on their own websites.
"At any given moment, the latest episode of the syndicated comic will appear within your own web page. Your readers will be drawn back to your website to follow the story (which is, of course, the same reason that newspapers and magazines carry comics). Some percentage of those readers will follow the link back to Modern Tales or one of its sister sites, and eventually choose to subscribe, to gain access to the archives (which is, in turn, analogous to buying a Dilbert paperback). So: your site gets more repeat visits, and our site gets a stream of new readers who would never have found us before. Everybody wins."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 21, 2003 - 11:48
From Ms. Gambrell:
"From 9am October 23rd to 8am October 24th, I'll be making and then posting a New Adventures of Death cartoon, in a special fun size format, every hour.
Why? Because the USA was built on stupid gimmicks and pointless endurance, that's why."
See the magic at Modern Tales.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 21, 2003 - 11:25
The Pulse has a good interview with Tim Broderick, creator of Odd Jobs, a webcomic hosted on Modern Tales that is currently on its third installment. Each storyline focuses on an individual mystery investigated by main character David DeAngleo.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 21, 2003 - 09:46
You hardly noticed, didn't ya? I was gone for a whole week and a half (almost completely disconnected from the online world), on a relaxing vacation in an undisclosed location.
While I was gone, webcomics continued to flock to Bitpass, including: (1) The Package, a self-described webcomic about a character who's too well endowed for his own good; and (UPDATE!) Geeks In Love, which is actually animation but if Scott McCloud can link to it, I guess we can, too.
Also, R Stevens (Diesel Sweeties) sends a buddy to check out the 'Pedia, so check out his webcomics: Fat Red Duck (the story of a fat red duck and his friends, including a twinkie, a homosexual cupcake, a worm, and a snowman) and BANG! (mostly hand-drawn and cut-and-paste webcomics).
And last but not least, here's a belated semi-rookie mention: Cap'n has finished his first storyline (76 episodes). Full-color webcomic adventure, folks!
Finally, some helpful folks at Talkaboutcomics are talking about Fright Night! Here's a thread with links to Fright Night entries. You can also chat about it on the Fright Night forum (and if you want to add some comments to this month's story on Fright Night, go right ahead!).
Submitted by Coydog on October 18, 2003 - 12:16
UNA Frontiers, the post-apocalyptic web comic with a difference, is moving over to Drunk Duck for the benefit of those who like to start from the beginning and in smaller bites. This will enable the comic to reach a wider audience faster and serve readers with faster and more timely updates. The beauty of Drunk Duck's hosting system is that readers can enter commentary directly on the page! The best is yet to come!